With icy blizzards, picturesque snow topped villages, and quirky festive traditions – Iceland is the perfect Winter destination to draw inspiration from this Christmas. With the season just around the corner, attentions are turned to the looking list of stocking fillers, Secret Santa presents, and gifts to nestle under the tree.
Sóley Organics skincare, specialists in Scandinavian beauty treatments, have made gift-giving extra easy this year offering up a guide to buying presents for everyone from Intrepid Adventurers, Tea Lovers, and those who love a good beauty sleep.
Hand-picked and hand-brewed using Iceland’s most magical ingredients, each hand-crafted product is the result of generations of ancient healing techniques and Viking traditions combined with the purest Icelandic herbs, flowers, and crystal clear spring water.
For the Adventurer – Volcanic Ash Face Mask
The Land of Fire and Ice is much loved by intrepid travellers the world over. With volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and Winter’s snow blizzards, each adventure lover has to work that little bit harder to care for their skin. The steinEY Mineral Mask contains volcanic clay from Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused such chaos back in 2010 – you can thank that menacing Icelandic ash cloud when you have the most nourished skin this winter.
For the Beauty Sleepers – birta Lift and Glow Eye Gel
Scandinavians truly believe in the power of a good kip, and this year make sure sleepy friends and family make their twenty winks go that little bit further with a nourishing eye gel that soothes, nourishes, and even promises a little anti-ageing magic. With Icelandic Birch, Yarrow and Icelandic spring water, this little potion is a must – have for the months of Winter hibernation and beauty sleep.
For the Show Ponies – Repair Hair Conditioner with Icelandic Herbs
It’s no wonder that Icelandic ponies have such glossy manes when they are surrounded by some of the purest plants and herbs the planet has to offer. Treat your friend’s tresses this Christmas with Sóley Organics Natural Repair Conditioner with wild Icelandic herbs. This reconstructive hair treatment infuses hair with moisture, leaving hair healthier, stronger and even more beautiful – perfect prep for a show- stopping New Year’s Eve with plenty of hair tossing.
bústaður spray – a natural home fragrance with the fresh and lovely scent of rhubarb and patchouli. Described on the website by this Icelandic poem:
Perhaps one day I’ll have a house
in Grafarvogur an even numbered townhouse or
an apartment with private parking then
I don’t care if there is a telephone in the
bedroom a shortcut to the laundry
or if the vacuum cleaner fits into the hall closet
my only demand is that the flooring be moss
from Borgarfjörður the outwalls Jökulsárgljúfur
and the ceiling panel the Herðubreið mountain sky – Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir
A little random perhaps but this sweet smelling scent is delicious and now scents my own home.
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